Gilbert Road Sewer



Gilbert Road SewerGilbert Road Sewer<div class="ExternalClass9992334AD4324D36AC70CBD6121FC5B4"><p>The Gilbert Road Sewer is a large pipe that collects most of the sewage in the City of Richmond and conveys it south to the Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. The existing sewer is currently operating at full capacity, making regular inspection and maintenance costly and highly disruptive to the community. </p><p>Metro Vancouver is constructing a second sewer line next to the existing pipe. The new pipe is designed specifically to minimize backups and overflows, and accommodate future growth in the City of Richmond. </p><p>Construction along Gilbert Road will happen in multiple phases, beginning in 2018 and continuing for several years.<br></p></div>City of Richmond

Project Update


    Sewer Connection Work

    Starting in mid-July for approximately one month, construction crews will be working at the intersection of Gilbert Road and Granville Avenue to connect the newly installed sewer pipe into the existing sewer system (see map for location).

    Overnight Noise

    This work will result in some construction noise. A temporary sewer bypass system using pumps and above-ground piping will be set up to allow crews to work within the underground chamber near the southwest corner of the intersection. Bypass pumps and generators will be running 24 hours a day for the duration of the work. Efforts will be made to reduce noise through careful placement and shrouding of equipment.

    Crews will be working both day and night shifts in order to complete the work as quickly as possible. This is necessary to reduce the chance of a large rainfall event happening while the bypass is in operation, as large amounts of rain could cause higher than normal sewer flows which may stress the temporary bypass system.

    All work will comply with City of Richmond bylaws or granted bylaw variances.

    Traffic and Safety

    The map to the left shows the traffic pattern changes at the Gilbert Road and Granville Avenue intersection. There will be traffic delays and turn restrictions. Access will be maintained to the Minoru Centre for Active Living and Brighouse Fire Hall, as well as all homes and residential buildings.

    Sidewalks adjacent to the work zones will be closed. Crews will ensure that at least one pedestrian crossing and one sidewalk for both Granville Avenue and Gilbert Road remain open at all times.

    Please use alternate routes and follow signage and the direction of traffic control personnel.

  • PAVING ON GILBERT ROAD – EXPECT DELAYS - posted on June 25, 2020

    Paving Work

    Starting on June 29, 2020, crews will be completing permanent paving work along Gilbert Road between Granville Avenue and Blundell Road for approximately one week. See map for location.

    Paving work is weather dependent and may be postponed to take place during dry weather. There may be times when crews need to work extended hours to maintain the schedule. All work will comply with City of Richmond bylaws or granted bylaw variances.

    Traffic and Safety

    Paving crews will mill the road in sections and then return to the same section in one to two days to complete the final pave. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction near the active work zone. There will be temporary alternating closures of the intersections at Comstock Road and Mang Road, followed by the intersections at Chatterton Road and Donald Road while crews complete paving work nearby. These temporary closures are expected to last no more than a few hours at a time and detours will be in place. Intersections will be reopened by the end of each day.

    Please use alternate routes and follow signage and the direction of traffic control personnel.

    Temporary Blocked Driveways

    Driveways on the west side of Gilbert Road between Comstock Road and Blundell Road will be temporarily blocked while the section of road in front of the driveway is milled and then again a few days later for paving. Access to driveways will be restored by the end of each day and residents will have walking access to their properties from Gilbert Road at all times. There will be no parking on Gilbert Road during the work. Residents are asked to find alternate parking. Affected residents will be notified of driveway closures in advance.


    As you may know, Metro Vancouver has been upgrading the Gilbert Road Sewer to accommodate area servicing needs and ensure continued protection of public health and the environment.

    Schedule Update

    Due to various delays relating to recent events, some construction work that was expected to be completed this spring will now be extended and construction of the North Section of this project will be complete in early fall 2020. This includes restoration activities, such as paving, tree planting, and landscaping.

    Thank You! 

    We know construction can be frustrating and we thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete this essential infrastructure project in your community.

  • COVID-19 and Delivery of Essential Services - posted on April 17, 2020

    Metro Vancouver continues to closely monitor developments regarding COVID-19 and our paramount commitment is to maintain essential services to the region while protecting the health and safety of our employees and partners. Metro Vancouver’s construction projects are key components in ensuring the ongoing delivery of essential services as defined by the Province of BC. Metro Vancouver follows the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer and is taking all necessary measures to ensure our worksites remain safe and healthy.




Single-Lane Traffic At Gilbert Road and Granville Avenue - July 2020 Traffic At Gilbert Road and Granville Avenue - July 2020Map of traffic pattern changes at the intersection of Gilbert Road and Granville Avenue in richmond starting in mid-July 2020 for approximately one month.
Gilbert Road Sewer - Granville to Blundell Paving - Starts June 29, 2020 Road Sewer - Granville to Blundell Paving - Starts June 29, 2020Gilbert Road Sewer - Map of Granville to Blundell Paving starting June 29, 2020
Gilbert Road Sewer Project Construction Phases Road Sewer Project Construction PhasesGilbert Road Sewer Project Construction Phases



<div class="ExternalClass798F9958A10F4519B7225BF4DCE91B30"><p>Construction activities for the Gilbert Road Sewer Upgrade include:</p><ul><li>Temporary closures of intersections along Gilbert Road</li><li>Restricted access to properties along Gilbert Road</li><li>Temporary traffic increases around construction areas</li><li>Occasional odour</li><li>Noise</li><li>Selective tree cutting</li><li>Temporary closure of the sidewalk on the west side of Gilbert Road</li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClassED46CC8AB5C8414EA45389B6D83EB9F2"><div><p>Work will generally occur from Monday to Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. However there may be times when crews will work extended hours in order to maintain the construction schedule. Information updates will be provided as construction proceeds.</p> </div></div><div class="ExternalClassD6E82756D8484953BC0C854C8A9207AD"><p>Metro Vancouver is working with the community to ensure concerns and interests are heard and considered. A Community Liaison has been appointed to this project and is available to speak to residents and businesses about the project.</p><p>​If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our Community Liaison, Steve Billington at 604-432-6200 or <a href=""></a>.  </p> <p>To receive updates about this project, please email <a href=""></a> with the subject “Gilbert Road”.</p></div>



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